Manchester: Sachin Tendulkar Wednesday led the cricketing fraternity in lauding the combating spirit of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja inside the world Cup semi-final against New Zealand, however said the Indian batting can't constantly rely on the famed top-order to supply the goods.

A visibly disillusioned Tendulkar stated Indian batsmen made a mountain out of a mole hill all through their 240-run chase. India lost the healthy in opposition to New Zealand by way of 18 runs to crash out of the world Cup.


"i'm dissatisfied because we must have chased 240 with none doubt. It wasn't a huge overall. Yes, New Zealand were given off to a dream start through selecting the ones three wickets prematurely," Tendulkar said.

"however I experience that we are able to't be all of the time relying on Rohit (Sharma) to provide a very good begin or Virat (Kohli) to come back and make certain that a solid foundation is built. Gamers around them will also must take extra duty," the batting maestro advised India these days.

After limiting New Zealand to a modest 239 for eight, the famed Indian pinnacle-order failed for the first time inside the event as Virat Kohli and his guys were all out for 221 in 49.3 overs.

In reality, at ont point of time, India were absolutely down and out of the sport after Kiwi bowlers decreased them to 92 for 6.

however then, Dhoni (50) and Jadeja (77) joined palms and stitched 116 runs for the 7th wicket to preserve India in the contest.

"It's now not honest all of the time to anticipate Dhoni to come back and end the sport. He has achieved it over and over," Tendulkar stated.

He also lauded New Zealand's incisive bowling display and skipper Kane Williamson's tactical actions.

"There got here a degree where New Zealand saved things simple. If you saw their rapid bowlers, they didn't strive an excessive amount of upfront. They simply bowled within the proper regions, proper channels and got the ones wickets," he said.

"I felt Kane Williamson's captaincy became incredible."

Former India center-order batsman VVS Laxman stated Dhoni and Jadeja had been remarkable despite the fact that they couldn't finish the task.

"Congratulations to Kane Williamson and the @BLACKCAPS for making it to a 2d successive world Cup Finals. Ravindra Jadeja together with Dhoni fought brilliantly and got India so close however NZ have been wonderful with the brand new ball and that turned into decisive," Laxman tweeted.

A coronary heart-broken Harbhajan Singh wrote on Twitter: "Feeling coronary heart damaged for @BCCI. Congratulations to @BLACKCAPS. Well done @imjadeja."

Suresh Raina feels regardless of being knocked out, India won tens of millions of hearts with their performance in the international Cup.

"difficult luck, boys. Properly played. You've gained hearts together with your efforts at some stage in the tournament. Congratulations @BLACKCAPS," he wrote on his Twitter cope with.

Cricketer-became-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar wrote: "India no less a champion side in my eyes. Received 7 lost 2. Ultimate one narrowly. Nicely achieved India!"

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke changed into effusive in his reward for Williamson's captaincy.

"Congratulations clearly extraordinary win. Kane Williamson take a bow, remarkable captaincy. Awful luck to group India," he tweeted.

Ex-Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi tweeted: "lovely bring about Manchester!! I had expected an England-India final however NZ have been awesome, fantastic effort to restriction this India batting for such low general. Exquisite game for Jadeja, difficult success India.

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